Newly Diagnosed as Pacemaker Dependent. How bad is it?
Helping my 80 yo mother. We went to see the NP today for a check and was surprised to find out she is pacemaker dependent. She had "rare isolated AP second degree blocks" prior to implantation 2 months ago. This seems to have occured right after surgery as her first interogation was showing VP>99.
from NPs notes: "Lead Testing- tested for underlying rhythm, she is pacemaker dependent. When PAV/SAV extended to maximum, she still paces the RV
VP: 99% "
How common is it that the pacemaker implantation would cause pacemaker dependency? How dangerous is this?